I have received a free e-copy of the book Every Moment and Not A Second More by Natalie Hanson to review. To find out more about the author you may visit her website.
Here is the book blurb.
In 2012, scientists used the world’s largest machine to slam matter together and discover ‘The God Particle’. At the same time the universe sends Emily, a woman adrift in life, crashing into three strangers.
She meets an airplane machinist turned drag queen in a battle over a dripping bathtub. A scientist on the brink of discovery and destruction. And a young man running from his past who believes he has no future.
Can the universe determine our fate? Science and love collide as Emily uncovers the secret that binds them all together.
Well this book was quite different to my usual sort of reading genres. There are six main characters. Emily enjoys painting and is temporarily living in her parents old home at the Blue Diamond Apartments in Seattle, in order to clear out their possessions. Her mum died last year and her father Warren Higga, famed for being the head of the Higga Institute, has moved out. He wants Emily to progress at Higga, which she has no enthusiasm for.
Emily meets James, a PhD physics student, another resident in a bizarre encounter outside the Blue Diamond, when she is digging up carrots. James warns her that these are not carrots, but the poisonous hemlock. The two connect and a date leads to a relationship. Meanwhile James is being targeted by Gi, one of his lab team at the university, because she wants a role at the CERN research institute that James would be a better fit for.
There are only 4 units at the Blue Diamond. Another is occupied by drag queen Charlemagne. And Colby is currently living in the last unit which belongs to his mum who is away travelling, whilst Colby dog-sits. Colby does not like Charlemagne and loses the plot in another bizarre encounter in nearby coffee shop when he sees Charlemagne ahead in the queue buying the last Red Betty croissant which Colby wanted.
We follow the interactions and relationships between these six. Where will it all lead? Although it seems random, all the strands weave together well.
Every Moment and Not A Second More by Natalie Hanson is available on Amazon, currently priced at £2.26 in Kindle format. An interesting read.
Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.